Over the Halloween weekend I was too busy to cook so I opted to try out some healthy take-out. Plus I love supporting local businesses. There is something about Lincoln Square coffee shop friendliness that is just right on. They ooze cool without wearing it like a weapon as so many hipster cafes do. Drew’s... Read more »
It’s that time of year again! Unfortunately it’s a truly scary time for children (and their parents) who have serious food allergies. Thankfully compassionate candy makers like Divvies, Amanda’s Own, Natural Candy Store and Vermont Nut Free Chocolates always have yummy and safe options for Trick or Treaters.
You wouldn’t think of a fondue restaurant as a place that might have allergy-free options but thankfully Geja’s Cafe does. The staff is very accustomed to serving gluten-free diners. Although Gejas does advise that diners mention their dietary restriction upon making the reservation or when first seated. Vegetarian (but not vegan) diners can savor cheese... Read more »
Rosebud Restaurants’ Executive Chef Michael Ponzio has a new Italian cookbook Cibo, which literally means “food” in Italian and is steeped in rich Italian food history. Check out his gluten and dairy free recipe. Recipe: Eggplant Wrapped Red Snapper Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 Eggplant, Sliced 1/8 inch Lengthwise Red Snapper, 8 oz Fillets (4... Read more »
This gluten and dairy free recipe is perfect for this time of year. I love squash and spaghetti squash is my favorite. Spaghetti Squash Marinara Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 What you need: 1 spaghetti squash olive oil 1 small onion 1 carrot 5 button mushrooms 2 fresh tomatoes 2... Read more »
A reader sent me an e-mail wanting to know what my typical “allergy free style” shopping list looked like. Sadly I have to politely decline the free samples as they are usually made with things I can’t eat but I still heart Trader Joe’s for many reasons as you can see. Here’s a list of... Read more »
I know those three little words “back to school” are kind of a buzz-kill but maybe these allergy free treats will be a comfort for those heading back. I like to keep my own backpack “booby trapped” with goodies I can eat so I’m never without!
I had a different post in mind for today’s blog but I’m recovering from food poisoning. I will keep the gory details to myself. Being really sick can sure make you humble. Now that I’m recovering I’m so grateful for every little bite of solid food, every breath and every step. Right now I’m gaining... Read more »
I’ve been reading Abraham Hicks books for years. Unlike a lot of spiritual teachings I always felt that there was something very pure about their teachings. I was curious to know more about their take on diet and exercise. They believe a person can eat what they want and look the way they want if... Read more »
During a recent lunch break I thought I would pop into Milk & More in the Lakeview area. I had just eaten but knew that if I wanted to get through the day I would have to procure my “drugs of choice”: Kombucha and dark chocolate. I noticed in the window that they had a... Read more »